Check out how area baseball teams fared during the week of April 9-15.
Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League I-II
Maize earned five-inning (10-0) and seven-inning (5-3) victories at Salina Central. Two days later, the Eagles suffered their first loss of the season, 5-4 to Hutchinson. Andover beat Arkansas City twice with six being the magic number. The Trojans earned 6-4 and 6-3 victories, and in the 6-3 game Zach Baker earned the win and had two doubles. Arkansas City came back and savaged a split with McPherson, which took the first game 5-4 despite trailing 3-1 in the sixth inning. The Bulldogs faced a 5-3 deficit during the second game before prevailing 8-5. Campus rolled past Derby, outscoring the Panthers 20-1 in the twinbill. Derby split a doubleheader against its next opponent, Salina Central. The Panthers lost the opener 11-1 before taking the nightcap 6-4. Goddard held Valley Center to two runs in each game on its way to a pair of victories. The Lions broke a 2-2 tie in the opener with seven runs in the third inning. Andover Central topped McPherson in a doubleheader, winning 4-3 and 13-3. The Jaguars got a run in the sixth inning of Game 1 to break a 3-all tie. Andover Central also took two in a high-scoring twinbill with Goddard Eisenhower, 18-10 and 12-8. Newton tallied four runs in each of its games against Salina South, but it wasn’t enough as the Railers fell 11-4 and 5-4.
Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League III-IV
Winfield and Mulvane split a pair of one-run games against each other. The Vikings got two runs in the seventh inning of the first game to prevail 2-1. The Wildcats returned the favor in the second game with two runs in the seventh to win 8-7. Wellington earned close (3-2) and one-sided (9-1) victories at Andale-Garden Plain. The Crusaders scored all three runs in the nightcap during the first inning. Augusta notched two wins over El Dorado, 2-0 and 8-2. Buhler outscored Rose Hill 27-2 to sweep a home doubleheader. Circle took two from Clearwater by the scores of 9-2 and 5-3. Maize South won 12-5 and 9-4 in its doubleheader against Wichita Collegiate. The Mavericks broke open a 6-4 game in the first contest with a six-run sixth inning.
Greater Wichita Athletic League
Wichita East kept rolling along with an 11-0, 7-1 sweep of Wichita Southeast. The Aces, who moved to 8-0, held the Buffaloes to three hits in each game. Wichita Northwest allowed one run to Wichita Heights during its doubleheader sweep. Mitch McIntyre pitched the Grizzlies to a 2-0 shutout in the opener. Bishop Carroll outscored Wichita West 40-0 to take the twinbill. The Golden Eagles had a 21-run second inning during the first game. Bishop Carroll also notched wins over Newton (10-3) and Goddard (5-2). Wichita South and Wichita North gave the GWAL a competitive doubleheader. The Titans prevailed 7-4 in the opener and the Redskins won 8-6 after trailing 3-0 early.
Central Plains League
Douglass and Bluestem played only one game and they made it exciting. The Bulldogs rallied from a 5-1 deficit with four runs in the sixth inning and one in the seventh to beat the Lions 6-5. Wichita Trinity earned two walk-off victories against Wichita Independent. The Knights took the opener 11-1 with two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, and then in the nightcap they scored one run in the seventh to prevail 5-4. Independent returned to the diamond and split a pair with Lakin, winning 5-1 and falling just short 13-12. Chaparral plated 12 runs in each of its games against Belle Plaine to sweep the twinbill. The Roadrunners won the first game by seven runs after trailing 5-3 in the third inning, and then they took the second game by 10.
Central Kansas League
Haven split its home doubleheader with Salina Sacred Heart, winning 10-7 and losing 17-1. The Wildcats went 1-1 against Pratt as well as they won 10-0 and lost 10-9. Nickerson got three runs in both games against Hoisington and left with one win. The Panthers were heading toward a sweep after a 3-2 victory, but Hoisington scored four runs in the seventh inning of Game 2 to win 6-3. Nickerson also split with Lyons, losing 5-2 and winning 6-3. Halstead picked up 8-4 and 11-0 wins at Larned, and then the Dragons beat Hillsboro 6-5 and 2-1 at home. Kingman-Norwich swept past Smoky Valley, 10-0 and 14-7.
Western Athletic Conference
After both teams got a run in the first inning, Garden City scored three unanswered runs to defeat Dodge City 4-1. The Red Demons bounced back with a 6-5, 9-5 sweep of Wichita Southeast. Liberal suffered a pair of three-run losses, falling 7-4 and 3-0 to Scott City. Hays also was involved in a 7-4 game at Salina South and came out victorious. The Indians won the other game 9-3 to take the doubleheader.